Pretty in Punxsutawney

Original Publish Date: Oct 29, 2019
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.85 hours)
Product Number: Z100154373
Released: Oct 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780310770459
Narrator/s: Madison Lawrence
Publisher: Zondervan
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A Groundhog DaymeetsPretty in Pinkmashup that tells the tale of a shy, introverted high school girl who must relive the first day of school over and over again until her first kiss can break the curse she hopes. Andie is the type of girl who always comes up with the perfect thing to say after it's too late to say it. She's addicted to romance movies—okay,allmovies—but has yet to experience her first kiss. After a move to Punxsutawney, PA, for her senior year, she gets caught in an endless loop of her first day at her new school, reliving those twenty-four hours again and again. Convinced the curse will be broken when she meets her true love, Andie embarks on a mission: infiltrating the various cliques—from the jocks to the nerds to the misfits—to find the one boy who can break the spell. What she discovers along the way is that people who seem completely different can often share the very same hopes, dreams, and hang-ups. And that even a day that has been lived over and over can be filled with unexpected connections and plenty of happy endings. Pretty in Punxsutawney: -Addresses topical issues of self-discovery, navigating cliques, and ignoring stereotypes -Is an homage to beloved 80s movies, such as John Hughes'The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles,andPretty in Pink -Is the perfect birthday gift -Will captivate young adult listeners of all ages with its universal coming-of-age themes about struggling to fit in, navigating the tough high school years, first kisses, and first crushes -2020 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00721904
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Blink
ISBN: #9780310762218

Professional reviews

"What do you get when you mash up the cult classics GROUNDHOG DAY and PRETTY IN PINK? A delightful and charming story narrated by Madison Lawrence. Meet Andie--an awkward teenage girl doomed to keep repeating the first day of her senior year. As the teen is caught in an endless loop, Lawrence slowly reveals Andie's frustration and disappointment with high school cliques, development of new skills, and dropping of truth bombs--over and over and over. Lawrence's raspy but gentle voice is impressive when expressing emotion, even with her limited variation of male voices. Her pacing is so natural that listeners will want to savor every word before Andie eventually figures out how to end her Sisyphean task. E.P. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine"